Denise Goldberg's blog

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

upside down

Do butterflies have sticky feet? I find it fascinating that they seem to like standing upside down, hanging from leaves.

relaxing upside down

As I searched for information I found If you're curious about these beautiful creatures that's an interesting site to explore.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Bright yellow of forsythia in bloom adds a pop of color to the still emerging spring season.

forsythia in bright yellow, swaying in the breeze

Sunday, April 20, 2014

flitter, flutter, fly

This morning felt like it was a good time to feed my desire for color and warmth. It was still pretty nippy outside when I started driving to the west, heading for the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory.

As soon as I walked into the warmth of the conservatory I saw butterflies in the air, flying, resting, posing, sharing their beauty. I wandered, camera in hand, sometimes capturing photos, sometimes just standing and watching.

butterfly and flower, a perfect pose

More photos from today can be seen in the gallery on the wings of butterflies starting with this photo and ending here.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

I must have flowers

I think Claude Monet said this for me: "I must have flowers, always, and always.". That's how I feel right now - I need flowers and I need bright colors.

I headed to The Stevens-CoolidgePlace this morning to see the current selection of flowers in bloom. I found glory-of-the-snow, crocus, and daffodils scattered through the grass, then greenhouse-sheltered color pulled me inside for a few minutes to enjoy a bit of bright pink.

bright pink, in a greenhouse

Friday, April 18, 2014

crocus in the grass

A glimpse of flowers, crocus scattered across a grassy hill...

crocus in the grass
at Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

Thursday, April 17, 2014

downward-facing daff

Looking at this daffodil brought to mind the yoga pose downward-facing dog. Instead of a person it's a daffodil practicing yoga, a downward-facing daffodil!

downward facing daffodil

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Many trees still appear to be bare, some are sporting a bit of red, and a few are showing emerging green. I'm very happy to see leaves starting to emerge!

emerging leaves, spring green

snow in April

Lest we get complacent with warmer days, the weather wizard has gifted us with a little bit of snow this morning. It was just enough to remind us that while the calendar says it is spring, the season is lagging.

Brr... from warm temperatures early in the week we're back to the freezing mark once again.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I keep seeing these tiny blue and white flowers scattered about, in gardens, in the grass.

I went looking for a name and found that they are known as "glory-of-the-snow" (with a proper name of Chionodoxa). It's a flower that blooms early in the spring. So beautiful...


at the airport

Hmm... why is it that happenings like this don't grace the airports that I pass through?

This is pure fun, a flash mob at the Shannon Airport by students from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.